Category Archives: Cheap lunch with the mayor
This wonderfully ragtag, more-or-less unplugged, band was rocking Mills Alley next to Jake’s Diner in Old Pas late Saturday night, of and yet not of the wonderful Make Music Pasadena fest. More fringe, like. “Here come the po-po!” went someone … Continue reading
Reporter Serene Branson, a migraineur herself, emceed a recent seminar on migraine research at Huntington Hospital.
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I was lucky enough to play the wild and isolated Bandon Dunes golf course on the southern Oregon coast — “The epicenter of golf on Planet Earth,” according to the head of the USGA — Saturday with filmmaker John Kent … Continue reading
The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors on Saturday had a great line-up — Altadena novelist Michelle Huneven, top; Riverside novelist Susan Straight, second picture down; Heidi Durrow, whose “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky” was a New York Times … Continue reading
Doing the Whole Foods thing on Saturday, grocery shopping as dear entertainment, I found this in the produce section. Broccoflower, I’m guessing — it wasn’t labeled. How could I not buy it and bring it home? Like a succulent, or … Continue reading
Former Pasadena City Hall reporter Todd Ruiz was back in Pasadena for lunch last week at Sumi II — that’s Europane West, I suppose — a block from his old beat. Ruiz has been living in Bangkok and blogging about … Continue reading
These guys — Dave Sams, director of golf operations at Brookside, and Bob Baderian, executive director of the First Tee Pasadena, the great golf-and-study-hall nonprofit — probably won’t ever have to pay to play in the Arroyo Seco. They work … Continue reading
The controlled crash of Richard Jackson’s paint-filled radio-controlled airplane went off absolutely swimmingly Sunday in the Arroyo Seco after a half-hour or so of technical delay that only served to whip the huge crowd — who knew that a thousand … Continue reading